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Law firm moves into Rocketts Landing

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Richmond law firm BrownGreer PLC has moved into a newly renovated building in Rocketts Landing, becoming the first large-scale company to locate in the Henrico County riverfront development,

BrownGreer, a claims resolution and administration firm founded in 2002, now is based in the Cedar Works building, which dates to 1895. The building was part of Richmond Cedar Works Manufacturing Co., which produced ice chests, washing machines and ice-cream makers at its site on the James River..

“We wanted a building and a location that reflected the energy and character of our firm,” Orran L. Brown, a BrownGreer founding partner, said a in statement. “The history and community at Rocketts Landing first got our attention and we saw great potential to turn the open warehouse into a headquarters that would complement the Rocketts neighborhood.”

BrownGreer contracted to purchase the 37,000-square-foot space last August and closed on the building in March.

The structure now is the workspace for more than 300 BrownGreer employees. BrownGreer has grown in recent years as a result of its work processing claims for the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The renovated building features a three-story glass atrium, exposed brick walls and wooden columns and reuse of its wooden floors in entry ways, offices and conference rooms.

Rocketts Landing, which is being developed by The WVS Cos., is a mixed-used project a mile and a half from downtown Richmond.that includes condominiums, townhomes, restaurants, shops, offices and a marina. Located in an area used as a river port since the 1730s., the development eventually will extend more than a mile along the banks of the James River.

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